Noted Library Dean to Step Down

Shirley K. Baker, vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of university libraries at Washington University in St. Louis will retire at the end of the month. She has been dean of university libraries for 23 years.

Baker is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in South Asian languages and civilizations and a master’s degree in library sciences from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Washington University in 1989, she served as a librarian at Northwestern University, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University.

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